'Pacific Rim' makes Tower of Babel look pretty

by Drew Zahn -- I'm a fan of director Guillermo del Toro's striking visual style, particularly in his film "Hellboy" and his masterpiece "Pan's Labyrinth," which also carries some Christian allegorical elements. more…

Israel plays role in 'World War Z'

by Drew Zahn -- Week after week in this column, I make the point that there's no such thing as "just a movie." As an art form, films necessarily either reveal or more…

'Man of Steel' is man of God

by Drew Zahn -- In "Man of Steel," young Clark Kent must train his senses, lest his super-hearing and X-ray vision all fire at once, leaving him overwhelmed by the overload. Likewise, more…

Jesus Christ: The bare naked truth

by Marisa Martin -- Edward Knippers has been making Jesus naked for at least 30 years. A pillar of contemporary Christian art, Knippers consistently paints raw and often disturbing images of Jesus, more…

U.S. superheroes bow to Islam, but this 1 refuses

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_449857" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Bosch Fawstin and his art"][/caption] "Kwak! Ouch! Please don't kill me! Ah-h-h-h … oink?" If a cartoonist wages an anti-jihad campaign featuring a piggish more…

Father, son and unholy spirit?

by Drew Zahn -- At its heart, the new, Will Smith movie "After Earth" is a story about a father and son's estrangement and subsequent reconciliation. Or is it? Reports from the more…